Reviews for Fifth Grave Past the Light
Booklist Reviews 2013 May #2
*Starred Review* Gutsy, wise-cracking PI Charlotte "Charley" Davidson has a highly unusual clientele that includes the dead as well as the living. Right now, in addition to her usual spectral guests, Charley's apartment is filled with the ghosts of 20 blonde women, all of whom were brutally murdered by a serial killer. In fact, their deaths were so horrific they can't speak to her--they just relive their murders over and over. Charley has other problems. There's the undead nurse who appears as a ghost, the naked spirit who has claimed the passenger seat in her Jeep, and the growing suspicion that Charley's perfect crime-solving record involves more than good investigative skills. As for her love life, with incredibly handsome Reyes, the son of Satan, for a soulmate, you know that things are going to get hot. From its unique premise to its wonderfully imaginative characters, Jones' award-winning Charley Davidson mystery series, from First Grave on the Right (2011) onward to this fifth delectable installment, will continue to attract and delight a broad spectrum of readers. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Kirkus Reviews 2013 June #2
Charley Davidson, a grim reaper, navigates lost souls, serial killers, murderous husbands and the son of Satan as she solves crimes and ushers spirits into the light. It's not easy being someone who can see ghosts, especially as a grim reaper, who has the complicated task of helping spirits move into the next spiritual plane. Charley, the daughter and niece of cops, has taken on the additional earthly role of solving crimes as a private investigator and consultant to the Albuquerque police force, often with the secret help of spirit allies. So when more than a few mysteries crop up, both in the real world and the ghostly realm, she's one busy lady. Surrounded by a close circle of trusted friends on both sides of life, she is suddenly confronted with the possibility of a serial killer who's been under the radar for decades and may be after her sister. Meanwhile, she must scrutinize an open arson case that points to Reyes Farrow as the culprit, much as she doesn't want to face the possibility of his guilt. The guy is hotter than Hades, which makes sense, she guesses, since apparently that's where he comes from. And if all that isn't enough, she has to figure out who's trying to kill her, too. Fun times. Good thing she's perfected the art of gliding through life with a cheeky, wisecracking attitude while doing her best not to show any emotion, no matter how deeply she cares. The fifth installment of Jones' popular Charley Davidson series is jam-packed with unique supernatural elements, an assortment of fascinating characters and enough going on to keep readers guessing until the very end and beyond, since the last few chapters introduce new series elements that deepen the mystery of Charley and Reyes' bond. While the book stands on its own and is accessible without previous books, readers may want to start at the beginning of the series for the best experience. A clever, fast-paced, rollicking paranormal romantic suspense which will leave fans breathless and keep them coming back for more. Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
Library Journal Reviews 2013 February #2
After winning a RITA Award for Best First Book for First Grave on the Right, Jones has led this series to New York Times bestsellerdom. Now, in the fifth book, grim reaper Charley Davidson must call on dazzling but big-trouble Reyes Farrow, the son of Satan himself, when victims of a serial killer swamp her apartment and her sister looks like the next victim. Of course there's payback. [Page 72]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.